business buzz 3-26-10

A weekly roundup of craft, design, and business related news and links:

Interesting thoughts on Free from around the web – I’m really starting to get sucked in to the discussion of Free around the web.  (In fact, I dusted off Chris Anderson’s audiobook, and have been listening again.)  Diane at CraftyPod has a nice round-up of some of the Free discussions happening around the web.

Can You Afford to Hire? – I’ve been thinking a lot this week about whether it’s time to hire my first employee.  This post gives a great explanation of the true costs of hiring someone (beyond their hourly wage).

Uncovering Your Competitive Edge – Suggestions for developing your Unique Selling Proposition.

Retail Math Formulas – A Basic Overview – A nice break down of what some of those retail number-related terms mean.

Considering Going It Alone? – Advice for making the leap to full-time self-employment.

At Knock, Knock, a Mix of Wit and Wisdom – New York Times article about how one stationary company matured into a “grown-up” business.

And in case you need more to listen to – 100 Best Small Business Podcasts.

fail fast or grow slow?


  1. says

    Hi Megan,
    Thanks for linking to me! It’s so encouraging to get a shout out from such an inspirational blog/ger.
    I’m really enjoying the Young Up Starts article, too!

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